Groom killed in Indiana hours after wedding

Groom killed in Indiana hours after wedding

Groom killed in Indiana hours after wedding

Written by Bella Dalima

17 Dec, 2013 | 4:57 pm

Hours after the wedding,  groom William Riley Knight, 49, of Crown Point, Indiana, was run over and killed.

His new wife was not injured. They had just left their reception, according to a spokeswoman with the Lake County, Indiana, Sheriff’s Department.

Knight was acting as a good Samaritan on Saturday night when he stopped to assist Linda Darlington, whose vehicle had slid into a ditch along a road in Crown Point. He climbed out to help while his wife waited in the car.

He and Darlington, 42, were struck multiple times as they stood by the side of the road. She was also killed.

According to CNN affiliate WBBM, which spoke to Knight’s ex-wife, he had four children, including two stepchildren.

He acted in community theatre, was a hunter and reportedly served in the U.S. Army Rangers before retiring in the mid-1990s.

All drivers remained on scene, and there is nothing to suggest that alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to Van Til. The accident remains under investigation.

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